Uganda Premier League outfit have been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player and thus been penalized for the said case.
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Competitions Disciplinary Panel has found Maroons Football Club guilty of fielding suspended goalkeeper Hannington Sebwalunnyo, in the match against Vipers Sports Club during match 102 on Friday 22nd November 2019.
The game had ended in a one all draw but Maroons FC have been punished and thus lose points by forfeiture.
According to the findings, Ssebwalunyo had accumulated three bookings and thus was supposed to sit out in the game against Vipers SC.
Maroons Football Club thus loses the match against Vipers Sports Club by forfeiture in accordance with Article 19 (19) of the FUFA Competitions Rules.
The FUFA Disciplinary panel then tasked Maroons to file their defence (in documentation or videos), but, it was found wanting and thus Vipers given two more extra points on top of the one earned during the draw.
The development means that Vipers climaxes the first round with 36 points from 15 matches. The reigning champions KCCA and BUL are both jointly tied on 29 points apiece.
Meanwhile, the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has also fined Express Football Club UGX1.5M and warned them strongly against future actions over their fans’ behavior.
On 13th November 2019, Express Football Club fans during and after the match against KCCA FC, threw objects at the match officials, John Revita and KCCA FC fans.